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Invisibility, time travel, teleportation, mind control, and extended life spans — as strange as they seem, history’s most impossible inventions and hard-to-believe hypotheses may soon be reality. That’s Impossible uncovers the cutting-edge technologies and revolutionary studies that are making the impossible possible by examining history’s most mysterious stories and then evaluating the evidence behind them. Did the United States Navy really teleport a ship, and how did a group of Buddhist monks disappear without explanation? Prominent physicists are uncovering evidence that says that time travel is not just possible, but likely; Duke University unveiled a new material with light-absorbing qualities that could be the first step to a true “invisibility cloak;” and scientists now say they can teleport atomic particles from one place to another, a key component toward developing the “transporters” in Star Trek. Will science fiction soon become history-making fact? Find out in That’s Impossible.
|1||VideoInvisibility Cloaks||The power of true invisibility may now be possible. We will investigate classified reports that the British military recently tested an invisible battle tank, examine the scientific breakthroughs that may soon give us all the power of invisibility, and witness a remarkable demonstration of an invisibility cloak that makes a man vanish.||44:20||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoReal Terminators||Real Terminators - robots that think, move like humans and fight our wars - may now be possible. At leading universities and covert government labs, robots are now being developed in man's image; cyborgs with superhuman strength, machines that may eventually be able to make decisions, even kill on their own. But will these very robots designed to protect us ultimately turn on their masters?||44:20||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoWeather Warfare||The power to use tornados, hurricanes and the deadliest weather as weapons of war may now be possible. We'll investigate reports that weather weapons are in development and reveal the technology that--in the future--could turn hurricanes, earthquakes, even tsunamis into some of the most powerful and plausibly deniable weapons of mass destruction the world has ever seen.||44:19||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoEternal Life||Eternal life may now be possible. Some believe the first children who will live to the age of 1,000 have already been born. To find out how close humanity is to defeating death, we'll investigate plans to grow replacement body parts in labs, microscopic robots that could wipe out deadly diseases, and the possibility that aging itself can be reversed by taking a page out of one of history's darkest legends.||44:20||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoDeath Rays & Energy Weapons||Death rays, laser beams, and force fields may now be possible. Cutting edge breakthroughs are bringing this science fiction technology to the battlefield. We will explore reports of high-powered lasers that can shoot down enemy planes and vaporize armies from space, bombs that release bursts of energy more powerful than nuclear warheads. But could these death-at-the-speed-of- light weapons be defeated by another science fiction technology in the works.... force fields?||44:20||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoMind Control||Mind control may now be possible. We will investigate miracle technology that may soon allow people to transmit their brainwaves and speak to each other mind to mind, computers that could find terrorists by reading thoughts, and machines that scan our minds like thumbprints. But could all of this not-so-impossible technology turn against us as thought theft becomes the crime of the future?||44:20||$1.99||View In iTunes|
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In typical Pseudo-History Channel fashion, this documentary series pulls out all the stops in promoting Conspiracy Theories and utter nonsense.
Take the episode on Mind Control for example. They start out reasonably enough, showing a supposed technological breakthrough where paralyzed people can communicate with a device placed at their neck. This is a good idea, but they go out of their way to oversell a device that has yet to reach anywhere near its full potential.
They next give a very brief and generalized overview of the Jonestown Mass Suicide. They did a horrendous job of giving context to why all those people would poison themselves. Like most documentaries on the Pseudo-History Chanell they generalize, quotemine, emphasize the 'strange and unusual' and in general, avoid any sort of decent analysis of the subject. (Not to mention journalistic integrity.)
The final segment of this show is regarding the government's supposed attempt to control the minds of the world. MKUltra is certainly a worthwhile subject to go into, but the HAARP conspiracy theories are ridiculous and based on nothing more than speculation by crackpots. You'll also notice how they repeatedly mention people who have supposedly have been the victims of government mind control but quickly gloss over this. You would think they might ask these supposed victims if a) they have a history of mental illness, b) if they have ever been institutionalized c) if they have ever been drug addcits. Do they do that? No, of course not. The producers would rather imply that there are thousands of mind control victims out there who are perfectly sane and that's that. This is typical of Pseudo-History Channel documentaries, they want to sell outragous claims so they go out of their way to present crackpots as credible witnesses and conspiracy theories as facts. If you enjoy watching people commit logical fallacies you'll enjoy this ridiculous show.
Also, I have seen other episodes of this show and they weren't any better. I only use the Mind Control episode as an expample because it exemplifies just how horrifically illogical most of this channel's documentaries are.
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This show is amazing. It creates the same effect that the matrix had, it makes you think. What would the world be like if all of this became possible. Even though we are close to achieving some of these ideas, its just scary to think of a world with them.
This is an amazing show defintely worth the cost an amazing series